What is the Point and Insurance Reduction Program?
Safe Driver Academy offers the Point & Insurance Reduction Program (PIRP), also known as the Defensive Driving Course or Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course. The New York DMV describes it as a "comprehensive driver safety course which provides knowledge and techniques for safe and lawful driving." Boring, but true. Our course avoids the boring part! It is
available throughout New York State through private companies or corporations called "course sponsors" (that's us) that are approved by DMV. Each course must meet strict standards for the type of information presented and program effectiveness.
Of course we think your additional benefit from the Safe Driver Academy course is that you'll have a lot of fun, meet some new friends in class and maybe even save a life or two!
Be aware, though, that completion of a defensive driving/accident prevention course does not prevent a mandatory suspension or
revocation, does not eliminate your responsibility
to pay a driver responsibility assessment or give
you a way to reduce future driver violation points.
Sorry. Nice try.
Benefits of taking the Safe Driver Academy class
Most importantly, when you complete the Safe Driver Academy course your driving knowledge will be refreshed.
On top of that, you can reduce up to 4 points from your NYS DMV driving record!
And just in case you are not independently wealthy and could use to save money where you can, you will receive a 10% reduction of the base rate of your auto and motorcycle insurance premiums each year for three years!